Bright Ideas Winners

For the 2022-2023 school year, Jackson EMC awarded 50 educators with big checks to fund their innovative class projects. Overall, the cooperative awarded $71,508 in Bright Ideas grants to educators in 27 middle schools for projects representing a variety of disciplines.

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See Our 2022 Bright Idea Winners

School Teacher Project Amount
Banks County Middle School Sarah Waller-Price Practice Makes Perfect $1,003
Barrow Arts & Innovation Magnet Julie Wood Classroom Weather $632
Barrow Arts & Innovation Magnet James Kelley Communication Studies $2,000
Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy Gretchen Hollingsworth Printing in the Fab Lab $2,000
Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy Caroline Bucky-Beaver Let's Get Physical $2,000
Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy Jennifer Deckard Gamifying Physical Science $1,992
Bear Creek Middle School Toni Sessions Math, Murder, and Mystery $1,783
Bear Creek Middle School Donna Morris UV Got Some Bright Solutions $1,787
Burney-Harris-Lyons Middle School Davina Swaim Book Shouts $900
C.W. Davis Middle School Rita Llewellyn Butterfly Garden


C.W. Davis Middle School

Sable McIntyre

It's Time to Tune $1,998
Cherokee Bluff Middle School Ronnie Jones A Moment in Time $1,076
Chestatee Academy Leanne Alexander Conservation Cultivation $1,385
Chestatee Academy Terri Gruenenfelder

Soccer- STEM Go


Chestatee Academy

Jeanne Rountree Young Film Maker $1,153
Coleman Middle School Dana Hermann Teaching Coding $2,000
Dacula Middle School

Jason Garner

DroneTech $1,720
East Jackson Middle School Vickie Huff Spike Robotics $1,010
East Jackson Middle School Justin Youngblood Horticultural Exploration $2,000
Gainesville Middle School Angelica Jones Making Motion Memorable $1,951
Gainesville Middle School

Chris Davis

Simpli-Faster Timing $1,939
Haymon-Morris Middle School Jamie Knapp Daily News Broadcast $414

Hull Middle School

Cindy Mollard Aural Skills Development $1,200
Hull Middle School Stacey Edison-Bryson Reading Becomes Sharing $1,670
Jones Middle School Tricia Sung AI & Ethics in VR $1,950
Jordan Middle School Stacey Edison-Bryson

STEM for stems

Jordan Middle School Marissa Brown The Microbit V2 $2,000
Lumpkin County Middle School Tori Jones FIRST LEGO League Robotics $942
Lumpkin County Middle School Julie Isaacs Creating Digital Artists $260
Madison County Middle School Marilyn Hilley Water is Life! $824
McConnell Middle School Heath Jones School of Rock $2,000
Northbrook Middle School Zachary Davison Eco Warriors $1,630
Osborne Middle School David Pauli Codable Drones $2,000
Radloff Middle School Michelle Morgan Full STEAM Ahead $2,000
Radloff Middle School Celia Ayenesazan Illuminated Stories $1,990
Radloff Middle School Kaileigh Logan

Creativity, Collaboration for Differing Abilities

Russell Middle School

Ella Daniel

Unlocking Learning $214
Russell Middle School Katie Woodfin What's the Scoop $775
Sweetwater Middle School Kobie Flocker 3D Model Showcase $300
Sweetwater Middle School Melissa Nelson Stop the Stormwater


Twin Rivers Middle SchoolAnna HerdliskaShockingly Sustainable


Twin Rivers Middle SchoolAhra BaePowering Through Wind$1,800
Twin Rivers Middle SchoolAndrew CoxPedal Power!$1,720
Twin Rivers Middle SchoolAngie TarantinoCooperative Learning$1,885
Twin Rivers Middle SchoolYolanda LetmanDragster Race$1,355
West Jackson Middle SchoolKa CharandJackson 500 Derby$1,136
West Jackson Middle SchoolKellee GoochHigh Definition Musicians$1,994
West Jackson Middle School

Jeanne Anderson

Chemistry in Action


West Jackson Middle SchoolTonia HarbinMission: Meteorology$1,947
World Language AcademyAnna MoatesPassion Projects$550